With 208 partners, including 6 strategic partnerships with internationally renowned universities, as well as an academic campus in Shanghai, each graduate leaves UTC having spent at least one semester abroad. This experience encourages 12% of them to work abroad afterwards.
Since its creation, UTC considers that a strong relationship with the industrial world and a solid international dimension are essential to offer high quality engineering courses and research activities. This is why UTC has applied an international policy which consists in :
UTC thus aims at creating long-term international relationships with its partners in order to develop strategic alliances, double degree agreements, common research entities and stable student exchanges.
In Europe (EU), UTC-Compiegne emphasizes the signing of new collaboration agreements with European partners. Indeed, there are close on 123 European partners, all specialities included, in a constantly evolving academic context.
Outside Europe, we have signed with 85 international partners, likewise with all specialities which tend to evolve.
Aninternational strategic partnership can be characterised by having the following constituent elements:
The following are the partnerships that have been identified at this stage as being of significant size and having the potential for strategic partnership.
Privileged international partnerships are distinguished by the following constituent elements:
The objective of these privileged partnerships is to allow for a large number of targeted mobilities, including, if possible, the option and possibility of obtaining a double degree or a stay-work placement abroad. It can be monothematic, but presents a strong, but targeted interest for a given laboratory or department. These privileged partnerships are coordinated by a lecturer-cum-research scientist-researcher, by researcher or “reference” staff members.
As an example of such privileged partnerships, we can cite collaborations with:
The principle underpinning an international double degree programme covers the possibility for a French or foreign student engineer to receive diplomas from two institutions in the same field, one in France and the other abroad, in which he/she has completed a sufficient fraction (compliant with national regulations or the institution governing it) of his or her programme.
The advantage is to gain a real in-depth knowledge of another system and an increase in the job-market attractiveness of the future engineer in the second country as well as for industrial groups operating worldwide.
Double degrees therefore extend the duration of studies by about one semester, i.e., by one semester or even one academic year.
Please note: some double degrees require payment of local (national) tuition fees, for more information, do not hesitate to contact us.
Since June 2019, UTC ‑Compiegne has been engaged in a strategic exploratory approach to sub-Saharan Africa.
Through an internal working group, but also thanks to the participation in the Africa Working Group within the framework of the Alliance Sorbonne University, large-scale projects are gradually taking shape and should soon be implemented.
One such project would be based on the expertise of the IRD – French Institute of Research for Development and would concern the Côte d’Ivoire, also involving other member institutions of the Alliance Sorbonne University.
Created in 2005 by the network of the 3 French Universities of technology and Shanghai University, this engineering school is today the first Sino-French university set-up, a pioneering and unique partnership in the fields of training and research. The Sino-European University of Technology of Shanghai University (UTSEUS) trains more than 1 200 Chinese, French and European students each year in an international and multicultural environment.